USB

Look out, Thunderbolt: USB Type-C and DisplayPort are coming for you

Look out, Thunderbolt: USB Type-C and DisplayPort are coming for you

USB Type-C won't just address the perennial frustration of trying to plug in your charger upside-down, but also double as a DisplayPort connection in a move that could well challenge Intel's Thunderbolt. DisplayPort Alternate Mode, announced by VESA today, will mean a single USB Type-C cable will be able to drive a 4K or higher resolution display, along with audio, USB 3.1 data, and even up to 100W of power.

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Apple’s reversible USB tipped to not arrive with iPhone 6

Apple’s reversible USB  tipped to not arrive with iPhone 6

Those excitedly awaiting the last-minute rumored accessory for the iPhone 6 might want to stop holding their breath now. According to a third party Apple retailer, the company has yet to place any order for the reversible USB cable from its manufacturing partner, implying that this rather ingenious modification would not only miss the iPhone 6 launch, it would also miss out on a 2014 launch altogether.

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Samsung’s new USB cable lets you charge three devices at once

Samsung’s new USB cable lets you charge three devices at once

Charging more than one gadget at a time can involve jumping through a few hoops -- either you don't have enough cables for them all, or you're short a USB port or outlet. This results in charging some devices partially, swapping in different ones, and never having quite enough battery life when you need it. Samsung is targeting that issue with its newly unveiled three-in-one USB cable.

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